FSU Professor Dan Markel's Mysterious Murder Shocks Law Community

Categories: Crime

via Florida State University College of Law
Dan Markel
Emails and Facebook notices began pinging around Florida's legal community Saturday with the unbelievable news: Florida State University's nationally respected professor and legal scholar Dan Markel was dead. Shock soon turned to outrage when police confirmed that Markel, who was only 41 years old, had been shot inside his Tallahassee home.

This morning, detectives have added more mystery to a case that's reverberating in legal circles around the nation. Markel, Tallahassee police say, was the "intended victim" of the murder and not the target of a random burglary gone wrong.

More »

NFL Player and NBA Player Arrested for Fighting in South Beach Nightclub

Categories: Crime, Sports

jolonndubar.jpg
So an NFL player and an NBA player walk into a bar... and they both end up getting arrested for fighting each other.

St. Louis Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar and NBA free agent Donté Greene both got cuffed after getting into an altercation early Sunday morning outside Dream nightclub in Miami Beach.

More »

Former Barry University Soccer Player Nicholas Potts Stabbed to Death in Colorado

Categories: Crime

pottsface.jpg.jpg
Photo via Nicole Neal, Facebook
Nicholas Potts
Around 4 a.m. last Sunday, neighbors of suburban Grand Junction, Colorado, were awakened by a man desperately running from house to house and knocking on doors, pleading for help as he tried to flee another man. The two eventually ended up in a front yard, where the man who had been fleeing was later found stabbed to death. A butcher knife and a serrated steak knife lay on the ground near his body.

"Lee, I'm not going to fight you," investigators say neighbors heard the first man say moments before the stabbing, Colorado media reported. Lee is 24-year-old Lee McDonald, who was found by police sitting on his front porch and covered in blood, then told officers, "I just wanted him to die," the Denver Post reported.

The man killed was 27-year-old Nicholas Potts, a former Barry University soccer player who lived in Miami.

More »

Radio Host Philippe Bourciquot Arrested for Haitian-Targeted Ponzi Scheme

Categories: Crime

Philippe Bourciquot wasn't keeping his Ponzi scheme quiet. He was broadcasting it all across the South Florida airwaves.

Bourciquot specifically targeted Haitian-Americans who were new to the country and unfamiliar with the financial infrastructure. Though a local radio show and through his church he promised to invest money in the stock market with a 8 percent monthly return. Instead he used the money to fuel a lavish lifestyle and to pay off previous investors.

More »

Shawn LaBeet's Shooting Justified: Grand Jury Report Details Criminal's Desperate Last Stand

Categories: Crime

shawn_labeet_credit_joseph_laney.jpg
Illustration by Joseph Laney
Almost seven years after Shawn LaBeet's one-man war on police came to a sudden end, a Broward County grand jury has deemed his death justified.

The report, released earlier this week, ruled that Miami-Dade officers Humberto Perez and Michael Madruga acted "within the course and scope of their law enforcement responsibilities" when they shot LaBeet more than a dozen times inside a women's bathroom on September 13, 2007.

The report also detailed LaBeet's desperate last moments as he tried to kill as many cops as possible.

See also: Shawn LaBeet: Cop Killer Redux

More »

Millionaire's Murder Case Opens the Book on Flings With Male Porn Stars, Strippers

Categories: Crime

Courtesy of Carlos Larraz
Samuel Del Brocco was found stabbed to death in Pompano Beach.
"We're finished!" Samuel Del Brocco shouted. The words crashed off the walls of the $2 million mansion, careened across the 500-square-foot swimming pool, and spilled into the quiet Washington, D.C. suburb. "Get your shit and get out!"

Justin DeVinney said nothing. He just seethed with rage.

They were an odd couple. Del Brocco was a 60-year-old diabetic with color-treated hair. Recent weight-loss surgery had left skin drooping off him like a hound dog. DeVinney, on the other hand, was a Calvin Klein ad come to life -- tall and handsome and muscular. The only hint that he had cracked 30 were the crow's-feet around his pale blue eyes.

See also: Porn Star John Snavely Murders Millionaire

More »

Pizza Man Shot and Robbed During Delivery in Southwest Miami-Dade

Categories: Crime

apizzslice.jpg
Pizza delivery people are some of our most important and underappreciated workers. They bring us pizza, after all. But two hoodlums in Southwest Miami-Dade viciously set up one deliveryman and ended up shooting him and stealing his wallet.

The incident happened around 1 a.m. Sunday morning near SW 200th Street and 123rd Drive. Gustavo Gutierrez-Escoria, a 59-year-old driver for Pizza Hut, was attempting to make a delivery, but no one answered the door. He then called the contact number left with the order and was told to wait as the customer got cash from an ATM.

More »

Miami Police Investigating Footage of Lieutenant Fighting Cop at Traffic Stop

Categories: Crime

via YouTube
The traffic stop looks ordinary enough. Miami Police Officer Marcel Jackson pulls over a silver Chevy for speeding and walks up to the driver's window. And when the driver leaps from his car, Jackson reacts like any other cop: He throws the driver to the ground and tries to cuff him. Unfortunately for Jackson, the driver apparently wasn't just anyone: He was a lieutenant on the same force.

That's according to Al Crespo, who obtained video of the conflict. A Miami PD spokesman declined to comment on the video to Riptide but confirmed that an internal affairs case has been opened because of the footage.

More »

Man Arrested in Fourth of July Weekend Murder of Woman Found in Trash Can

Categories: Crime

mungin.jpg
Sandy Cenin's body was found on July 5 stuffed inside a green trash can in Little Haiti. It stood near the corner of NW 54th Street and North Miami Avenue with a yellow tarp covering the top. Thirty-two-year-old Cenin's body had a single gunshot to the head.

Now police have arrested 32-year-old Damien Mungin for the crime. The man, who also goes by the nickname "Grinch," now faces second-degree murder charges.

More »

Miami Man Added to List of Most Wanted Fugitives List for Medicare Fraud

Categories: Crime

sandydelafe.jpg

Sandy De La Fe was indicted last year for bilking medicare out of $2.8 million. Shortly after he went missing. Authorities believe he may be hiding out in Cuba, but aren't sure.

This week he was added to the Health and Human Service Department Inspector General's most wanted fugitive list. Sure, it's not quite the FBI's version, but you have to rack up some pretty serious healthcare fraud to be included.


More »

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

General

Loading...